Resources

Resources

Florida Legal Resources

The state court system of Florida website has links to the Supreme Court and lower courts, court opinions, rules, forms and case information: http://www.flcourts.org/

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit website has case information, court opinions, forms, rules and other information: http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court, Northern District of Florida website has case information, court opinions, forms, rules and other information: http://www.flnd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida website has case information, court opinions, forms, rules and other information: http://www.flmd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida website has case information, court opinions, forms, rules and other information: http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/

The Florida Statutes are accessible on this website: http://www.flsenate.gov/Statutes/

The Laws of Florida are listed on this website: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/

The Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida serves the citizens of Pasco and Pinellas Counties. Their website is: http://www.jud6.org/

Florida Probate and Estate Planning Resources

Florida Statute on Intestate Succession (for decedents dying without a will): http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm

Commonly asked questions about wills and estate planning, from the Florida Bar Association: http://www.floridabar.org/tfb/TFBConsum.nsf

Answers to questions about living trusts and estate planning, from the Florida Bar Association: http://www.floridabar.org/tfb/TFBConsum.nsf

Frequently asked questions about the probate process in the State of Florida, from the Florida Bar Association: http://www.floridabar.org/tfb/TFBConsum.nsf

Public information on probate in Florida is available on the Florida State Bar website: http://www.floridabar.org/TFB/TFBConsum.nsf/

Family Law

The Florida State Bar Family Law Section has resources on attorneys and other information: http://www.familylawfla.org/

The Florida Department of Health has information regarding marriage and divorce certificates: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/

Criminal Defense

The State Attorney’s Office of Hillsborough County, Thirteenth Judicial Court website has information for defense attorneys, contact information, and other resources: http://www.sao13th.com/

The State Attorney’s Office of Pinellas and Pasco County, Sixth Judicial Court of Florida website has various resources: http://statty.co.pinellas.fl.us/

The Florida Department of Corrections website has offender search information and other resources: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/AppCommon/

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement provides alerts, facts, and other resources on its website: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/home.aspx

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration website has various resources, including most wanted, facts, and other information: http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/index.htm

Personal Injury Resources

Auto Accident Resources

Insurance Information Institute provides answers to consumers about insurance on its website: http://www.iii.org/individuals/auto/

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has news on traffic safety, driver education videos, and resources for young and senior drivers on its website: http://www.aaafoundation.org/home/

National Safety Council website provides driver safety information regarding various vehicle safety topics, including air bags and seat belt safety: http://www.nsc.org/issues/drivsafe.htm

Kelley Blue Book provides a determination of "fair market value" for damaged vehicle replacement on its website: http://www.kbb.com/

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has public statistics and other information on drunk driving, passenger safety, as well as other safety issues related to driving, on its website: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/

Federal Trade Commission website provides information for consumers about renting, leasing, or purchasing vehicles: http://www.ftc.gov/

Consumer Product Safety Commission has safety news, information on reporting an unsafe product, and product recall information on its website: http://www.cpsc.gov/

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has resources on recent vehicle models regarding collision, theft loss, and injury on its website: http://www.iihs.org/

Vehicle or Truck Accident Resources

National Highway Traffic Safety Commission has information on product recalls, traffic safety for vehicles and equipment, and laws and regulations on its website: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

Bureau of Transportation Studies website provides statistics on transportation and has the National Transportation Library: http://ntl.bts.gov/

National Technical Information Service website has reports on major trucking accident investigations from the present back to 1970.  It also has information on government-funded engineering, technical, scientific, and business enterprises: http://www.ntis.gov/

Analysis Division of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website provides federal and state crash statistics: http://ai.volpe.dot.gov/CrashProfile/CrashProfileMainNew.asp

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hopes to reduce the quantity of large bus and truck crashes, fatalities, and injuries.  Its website is: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

Safety and Fitness Electronic Records System provides safety data on companies registered with the Department of Transportation on its website: http://www.safersys.org/

United States Department of Transportation lists regulations on its website: http://www.dot.gov/

Motorcycle Accident Resources

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides information to reduce vehicle crashes, and prevent injuries on its website: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety lists data on vehicle and motorcycle safety on its website: http://www.iihs.org/

Advocates for Highway Safety look to improve United States road safety. Insurance, safety, consumer, and health groups are involved in the organization. Its website is: http://www.saferoads.org/

Motorcycle Safety Foundation, a non-profit, offers information on state laws that apply to motorcycles on its website, as well as other research information: http://www.msf-usa.org/

Motorcycle Industry Council (non-profit) hopes to preserve the United States motorcycle industry.  Its website is: http://www.mic.org/

Traumatic Brain Injury Victim Resources

Brain Trauma Foundation website has resources and guidelines for health care professionals on post-impact treatment of brain injuries: http://www.braintrauma.org/

Brain Injury Association of America has education and information for TBI victims and their families on its website: http://www.biausa.org/

National Rehabilitation Information Center lists information on rehabilitation and disabilities on its website: http://www.naric.com/

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research has support for research on the rehabilitation of disabled individuals on its website: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/

Burn Injury Victim Resources

United States Fire Administration provides fire prevention and safety information and statistics on its website: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/index.shtm

United States Burn Support Organization website has burn victim information: http://www.usburn.org/index.htm

The Tampa General Hospital, located in Tampa, Florida, has a care unit for burn victims.  Its website is: http://www.tgh.org/burn.htm

Resources for Dangerous or Defective Products/Products Liability

Magnuson-Moss Consumer Product Warranties are listed at this website: http://uscode.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode15/usc_sup_01_15_10_50.html

Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, as adopted in each state, at this website: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uniform/ucc.html#a2

Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code on the topic of sales, at this website: http://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/2/overview.html

United States Supreme Court opinions are listed on this website regarding product liability topics: http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/search/?query=products+and+liability

Consumer Product Safety Commission website has recall and safety information on products: http://www.cpsc.gov/

Medical and Health Resources

The Florida Board of Medicine website has information on licensing and information specifically for consumers: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/medical/

The Food and Drug Administration provides safety information on prescription drugs and other medical devices on its website: http://www.fda.gov

The Consumer Product Safety Commission provides information on product recalls and safety news, and information on how to report an unsafe product on its website: http://www.cpsc.gov

The National Patient Safety Foundation includes information and resources related to patient safety on its website: http://www.npsf.org

The American Medical Association website has information on physician ethics and standard of care, as well as how to file a complaint against a physician: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/5105.html

Federal Drug Administration MedWatch Program provides information on drugs and other medical products.  It has information on the way to report an unsafe product or drug on its website: http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/

The United States Department of Health and Human Services provides information on safety, products, and other wellness information and its website: http://www.hhs.gov/

Business and Real Estate Resources

The Better Business Bureau has information for consumers, business, information on scams, and other resources: http://www.oakland.bbb.org/

The United States Chamber of Commerce has information for small business and other resources: http://www.uschamber.com/default

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has applicable information for California on its website: http://www.hud.gov/local/ca/renting/tenantrights.cfm

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